The Sport

THE SPORT

Freestyle Canopy Piloting is a new extreme sport that combines speed and precision flying. The pilots jump from 1500 meters (5.000 feet) above city centres, reaching speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. The speed generated by a series of turns is then utilised by the swoopers to perform a range of tricks, whilst in contact with the water surface, prior to ending their run on a small floating platform.

EVOLUTION

1999. Establishment of swooping as a sport – landing with greatest speed possible

2004. Freestyle takes its first steps – first trick invented

2012. New design of high performance parachutes – ready for urban environment

2015. Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational

2015. First ever urban freestyle competition

The Tricks